Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Therese of Lisieux

In the Catholic church October 1st is the feast day of Saint Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)....also known as "The Little Flower"...she died in her early 20's but left her mark in remaining faithful in doing the little things. At a time in her life when she was struggling with her attempts at prayer she was reported as saying, "Jesus isn't doing much to keep the conversation going." :) Here's what another Catholic saint has to say about her.....

"Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the French Carmelite nun, made the simple things of life the seedbed of her sanctity. She was also one of the first women who declared her desire to be a priest. “Since I cannot be a priest on earth,” she said, “I would prefer to go to heaven.” God who had no place for inequities in heaven would, in due time she knew, bring to ripe the spiritual gifts of women." Joan Chittister

1 comment:

terrelou said...

Thanks for this. It is a good picture of her.. I spoke with Theresa L. last night regarding our upcoming pilmigrage. We are very excited.

Prayer for the Feast Day of St. Therese...St. Therese, flower of Carmel, you said you would spend your heaven doing good upon earth. your trust in God was complete. As we celebrate your Feast Day, please listen to my prayer; bring before God my special intentions (mention)... Pray for me that I may have your trust and confidence in the loving providence of our good God. help me live my life, following your "little way", in union with God's plan for me. Give me your eyes of faith to see the Face of God in all peoples and situations of my life, until I see Him face to face with you in heaven. St Therese, you live with child-like trust. Pray for us that we may be faithful to our commitment to love like Jesus. May our lives, like yours, be able to touch and transform the world and bring it peace. Amen.

love, terrelou